Northwestern University

May
11
Thu 12:00 PM

The Miracle of the Black Leg: On Blackness, Amputation, and Medical Knowledge - Cecilio Cooper

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When: Thursday, May 11, 2017
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, Searle Seminar Room (Ground Floor), 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Bryan Morrison   312.503.1927

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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Description:

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program presents

A Montgomery Lecture

with

Cecilio M. Cooper, MA
Doctoral Candidate, Department of African American Studies
Northwestern University Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences
Instructor and Graduate Affiliate
    Medical Humanities and Bioethics Graduate Program
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The Miracle of the Black Leg: On Blackness, Amputation, and Medical Knowledge

A Roman dreamt that Cosmas and Damian amputated an Ethiopian’s healthy limb so that it could be transplanted onto his own ailing body. So states the "Miracle of the Black Leg." It is among the legendary healings linked to the pair’s canonization as patron saints of medicine. This talk explores what this medical miracle reveals about how blackness figures as a means for knowledge production in science and medicine.

 

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